Elizabeth Larbalestier

Support BDMLR seal + cetacean rescue work

Fundraising for British Divers Marine Life Rescue
raised of £5,500 target
We rescue marine wildlife around the UK to relieve their suffering


This is an ongoing fundraising page to support BDMLR and particularly to bring some funds to BDMLR in Cornwall. 

It has included so many initiatives now and is the forum I use for regular donations from myself as a sole trader t/a going coastal blue.  Volunteering for BDMLR and inviting my friends and clients to donate to BDMLR is one way I can give back to the ocean.  

I keep adding mini fundraisers... 

Funds from this page contributed to the building of a seal hospital and help with ongoing upkeep of this facility in Cornwall.  I cannot emphasise enough how much we need this facility.

Covid19 meant we were not able to raise funds in our normal way through in person marine conservation events.

BDMLR rely heavily on volunteer activity.  So if you are considering giving me a gift for any occasion please donate here instead.  

BDMLR get less exposure than the larger rehab facilities, since we are not public facing... Let's see if we can help the unsung heroes at BDMLR. Massive thanks for your help and generosity folks.

Help us to help more seals (and cetaceans). No donation amount is too small.

Did you know the grey seal is one of the rarest seal species and that the UK has nearly 40% of the grey seal population... ? 

They should be our nationally celebrated marine mammal! 

They are rare and legally protected in the UK.

We each see lots of them in Cornwall, so it is hard to believe how honoured we are to share time and space with these amazing animals.

Also did you know that Cornwall BDMLR medics have around 30% of the national callout numbers (the UK number closing in on 2500 per year)... Not all of these are rescues some turn out to be simply a case of checking them over and letting them go... or they bolt before we find them :-)

The majority of medics willingly opt to buy much of their own kit (such as cages for transportation) and donate time and fuel free... Some specialist rescue kit for cetaceans for example is required to be funded by the charity and some medics would be unable to help without claiming their fuel when relaying pups over distance....

In addition, supporting initial rehabilitation of pups there are a variety of costs to consider.

If you can help please do - or perhaps you know of potential corporate sponsors, you can let me know about, who can step in to ensure we can continue to protect these amazing creatures. Thank you.

Lizzi x

About the charity

British Divers Marine Life Rescue is an organisation dedicated to the rescue and well being of all marine animals in distress around the UK. Continuing to train teams of volunteers and maintaining specialised equipment is vital and your support will help us continue our important work.

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